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Tim Johnson, AIA, LEED AP

Timothy Johnson oversees NBBJ's international commercial design practice. An internationally renowned expert in high-rise design, he recently served as Chairman of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) and has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, the BBC, Bloomberg News and the Fox Business Network, among other business and design media, on the subject of urban density and transformation in Asia. He frequently speaks at universities and industry events as well.

He also is considered an expert in leveraging high-rise design as a business strategy. This is most evident in The Sail @ Marina Bay, which, as the world's 10th tallest residential building upon completion, became a signature element of the Singapore skyline and was a huge commercial success, with all units sold at record prices prior to construction.


SPEAKING HIGHLIGHTS

CTBUH International Conference, From Glass & Steel to Tech and Teamwork: How Tech Companies Are Changing Skyscrapers Forever, New York, October 2015

CTBUH International Conference, Keynote Address, Shanghai, September 2014

MIPIM, The Millennial Client: How Choice, Mobility and Information Will Shape Development in the City, Cannes, March 2014

CTBUH India, High-rise Building Technology, as Applied to India’s Urban Growth Prospects, January 2012

4th Annual Ultra High-Rise Building Summit 2011, Urban Environments, Shanghai,
China, March 2011


CIVIC AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), Former Chairman and Trustee
Urban Land Institute (ULI), Member